Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Forthcoming museums

A short item about some of the newly opened and planned museums in Egypt: "Egyptian visitors are already spoilt for choice when it comes to cultural attractions - and they will find even more evidence of the country's rich civilisation in years to come. The Culture Ministry aims to build a museum in every city in Egypt to preserve its heritage and raise cultural and archaeological awareness among residents and visitors. High-profile developments underway include the building of the Grand Egyptian Museum, National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation and Al Arish National Museum, and renovation of the Rashid National Museum, Coptic Museum and Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria."
See the above page for more details about the museums, including the new museum which opened in Saqqara near Cairo in December, commemorating the architect Imhotep.

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